Wednesday, February 4, 2009

World's Largest Snake

Scientists have uncovered the fossilized remains of the largest snake that ever lived.

In life Titanoboa cerrejonensis was some forty-three feet long and possibly weighed as much as 2,500 lbs. (that's a big snake)

It lived in South America some sixty million years ago and probably lived mostly in the water.

Artist's Conception of Titanoboa


Read more at Live Science and Popular Science

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Anaconda is no more the largest snake known to exist on earth. Take a look at this article that talks about the fossil finds of the largest snake believed to have lived on earth:-

http://www.kanbal.com/index.php?/Animals/worlds-largest-snake-titanoboa.html